Our first wedding of the 2012 Wedding Season was a stunning affair. An elegant ceremony and reception for 170 guests, the couple assembled a stellar cast of vendors who came together & transformed the space into something magical.
Vitaliy booked the event exactly a year before the big day at the end of March of this year and from the start, the couple became one of our favorites. The bride was just so easygoing and down-to-earth, with a big warm smile. And to be fair, because the Loft is such a non-traditional wedding space, it attracts brides who themselves are fun & non-traditional and who make our job so fun, but there was something about this couple that went above that. From the start, and without any input from us, they started looking at all our favorite vendors – from caterers to florists and DJs.
After the event the couple & their guests stayed at the Crown Plaza hotel in Greektown – the hotel is a perfect choice for Loft brides – it’s so close to both downtown and the wedding venue and the many amenities and ease of booking make it a standout. A big thank you to Lofty Weddings Photography for the gorgeous images.
For the ceremony, the couple turned to Art of Imagination, who again transformed the space with an ethereal wall of fabric and light that they are so well-known for. Made of crepe-back satin, the backdrop is made of luxurious wedding dress material that their staff hand-pleats for a look that is unmatched by any vendor in the city. The aisle runner was a last-minute addition and a perfect touch that gave the ceremony an extra touch of formality.
There were nine bridesmaids total – a new record for the Loft! The bouquets and florals were all hot-pink – to contrast the black dresses of the bridesmaids and, of course, the white of the bride herself. The florals came courtesy of Zuzu’s Petals - their first wedding in the space! Natalie, the owner was so lovely to work with – we’d be happy to work with them again in 2012. For the centerpieces, Zuzu’s built a mixture of low and high cylinders with submerged hot pink exotic flowers with floating candles for a clean and refined look that looked great in the space.
Toast & Jam’s Dena was back, again rocking the dance floor. The DJ uplighting and dance-floor color wash is also from Art of Imagination.